TE Morning News - October 16, 2018 
  • Only one more day until Walk-a-Thon Wednesday! Keep your fingers crossed for great weather!  If the weather isn't cooperating, we will postpone our walk until next Wednesday, October 24th. In the meantime, keep those pledges coming.  We are only $4,000 short of our goal! The pledge period will remain open until Monday, October 22nd. Teams Lime, Evergreen, Sage  and Team Garnet have reached their goal and joined the $2,000 club!  Congratulations and thank you!  (Team Pacific) is on pace to join the $2,000 club soon. And now for the final Walk-a-Thon raffle.  All students that have met their personal fundraising goal of $50 have been automatically entered. Winners may pick up their prizes in the office at lunch. Good luck! Congratulations to all of our raffle winners.  And a big thank you to everyone who has helped to make our Walk-a-Thon a success so far.  There's still time to get those pledges online or in school!  
  • The 8th Annual Kenny Offiaeli 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on November 9th from 5:30-8:00.  This tournament is open to all TEMS students.  Registration forms and checks must be handed in to the main office by Monday October 22nd.  Students may pick up a form in the main gym.

  • Attention students...are you ready for the first school dance of the year?  The Athletic Department is sponsoring a Halloween costume dance on Friday, October 19th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Come hang out with your friends and enjoy some great music and dancing!!!  We promise that Mrs G will NOT show off her dance moves while wearing her Fortnite skin!!!  Tickets cost $7 and will be available in the main lobby. Tickets cost $10 at the door.  No masks or props are allowed!!
  • Bravo!  Applause!  Encore!  Ever dream of being onstage or working backstage in a theatrical production? Now is your chance!  All students interested in being involved in the Entertainers production of Disney's NEWSIES are invited to attend an an informational meeting after school on the last Monday of the month, October 29th  in the auditorium.   If you like to sing, dance and act or would like to be part of a backstage crew, please join us - no experience required!  If you are interested but can’t make the meeting, please see Ms. Petrin in room 131 for more information.

  • Attention all 8th graders: A great opportunity is available to you! Each month the counseling department will be hosting a “business lunch” giving you a chance to talk to different people about their careers. It is now time to sign up for the October Business Lunch! Are you interested in being in front of the cameras? Want to have a career as a news anchor?  Interested in the world of communication? If so, this is your opportunity to hear from Mark Zinni, anchor for the WFSB Eyewitness News! Be one of the first 15 students to sign up in the guidance office and you will have the chance to meet Mark Zinni and learn how to have a career in journalism! It will be held on October 26th during the 8th grade lunch time.  If you’re interested, go to the guidance office immediately following the morning news to sign up. 
  • Wondering about MathCounts?  Well wonder no more.  MathCounts will have its first get together Friday the 26th of October.  That is the last Friday of the month.  See your math teacher for an information sheet and stay tuned for more MathCounts news.

  • Register today for the 3rd Annual STEAM Olympics on Saturday October 27th. Build a bridge, launch a rocket, "escape' from TE using logic and math. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED! Forms are available on the TEMS homepage or see Mr. Smith-Horn in Stairwell "I" before homeroom and don't forget: Stairwell "I" - It's the quicker picker-upper!

  • Now here is Bridget and Ava with cross country news. The boys cross country team finally got another race in on Monday afternoon, and the wet conditions weren't enough to slow the Cougars down.  TE traveled to Tolland and notched a solid victory, 23 to 36.  Colin Heslin led the team, crossing the line in second overall.  Matt Venzie sped his way to a top 10 finish, passing several runners in his impressive final kick. Andres Anastasi and Ethan Burke both showed some sixth grade strength, breaking into the top 20 overall finishers.  Elijah Chaimovitch, feeling a couple teeth lighter, flew down the final stretch running his best time of the year.  The boys will be back on their home course on Thursday afternoon for the final home meet of the year.
  • The girls cross country team suffered their 1st loss of the season to a tough bunch of Tolland runners last night with a final score of 23 to 32. Despite the loss, TE ran strong making it a close race with tremendous finishes. Audrey Manning finished in 2nd overall in a time of 14:06 with Taylor Lord not far behind, who ran a great race as she passed 2 Tolland runners to come in 3rd place of the 59 runners. Many TE girls moved up several places on the team, pushing themselves to new limits including Prisha Thomas and Annaliese Mills, who both moved up 8 places. An especially outstanding effort was made by 6th grader Julia Rondinone who moved up 13 places while taking minutes off her best time.  The team looks forward to their final home meet at Nevers this Thursday against Sage Park and Two Rivers. Good luck, Cougars!
  • Today for lunch... In the Create line you can have General Tso's Chicken, in the Grill line you can have Chicken Parmesan Sandwich and in the On the Go line you can have your choice of deli sandwiches. Have a great day, do your best and remember to always strive for 5!
Posted by dmatchett On 16 October, 2018 at 11:35 AM  

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